Fatal crash involving car, fuel truck closes U.S. 13 southbound in Bridgeville

BRIDGEVILLE – A 49-year-old Bridgeville man was killed in a crash involving a fuel truck on U.S. 13 southbound near Redden Road on Sunday morning, according to Delaware State Police.

Police said the incident took place at around 10:53 a.m. when a 2004 Toyota Corolla was traveling southbound on U.S. in the left lane approaching the intersection of Redden Road.

A 1989 White Manufacturing 6-wheel fuel truck carrying diesel fuel was traveling westbound on Redden Road crossing over both the northbound and southbound lanes of U.S. 13.

The Toyota and truck entered the intersection at the same time, causing the left front of the Corolla to strike the right front of the truck in the left southbound lane. The impact caused the fuel truck to overturn, landing upside down, which resulted in the spillage of a substantial amount of diesel fuel.

The driver of the Corolla, a 49-year-old man from Bridgeville, was properly restrained and pronounced dead at the scene. His name is being withheld pending the notification of next of kin.

The driver of the fuel truck, a 64-year-old man from Milton, was taken to the Nanticoke Memorial Hospital in Seaford with non-life-threatening injuries.

U.S. 13 southbound in the area of Redden Road was closed completely for 4 hours. One southbound lane was re-opened at 2:45 p.m. and the Delaware Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control remains on scene in reference to continued clean-up.

The crash continues to remain under investigation by the Delaware State Police Collision Reconstruction Unit.

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